2015-05-07 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

May 7

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

After-School Adventures Stories, songs, activities and a craft for independent children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

‘Spies, Patriots, and Traitors’ Newport Historical Society presents Ken Daigler discussing intelligence activities that affected major events during the American Revolution, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, register at 401-841-8770 or newporthistory.org.

Sip & Sculpt Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Art Museum collaboration teaching the art of ceramics, make a different piece to take home each week, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m. $50, newportartmuseum.org.

Volvo Paintings Reception David Schock Gallery and Harpoon Fine Art host an exhibit of new paintings of the Volvo Ocean Race, reception, 33 Bannister's Wharf, 5-9 p.m., 401-847-7400, harpoonfineart.com.

Tango and Salsa Beginner tango and salsa classes with Lindsay Cohn and Newportango, Guild Hall of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, tango lesson at 6 p.m., salsa at 7:30 p.m., $15, newportango. wordpress.com.

Film Noir Series “The Many Moods of Film Noir: Four Weeks of Darkness, Desire and Desperation,” Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $10 for series, 401-846-0643.

Friday

May 8

Stones & Souls Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonialera and 19th-century residents who helped shape Newport history, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., $15, 401- 841-8770.

Rough Point Tours Doris Duke’s Newport home open for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, includes the exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., dock party 4-7 p.m. with Honky Tonk Nights, Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Whitehorne Museum The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th-century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run Thursday- Saturday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Oscar Film Series Newport Public Library screens “Birdman,” (2014), starring Michael Keaton, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Surf History Book signing and vintage slide show with Craig B. Snyder, Waterbrothers, 39 1/2 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m, Sid Abruzzi will screen 8mm vintage footage.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

May 9

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Annual sale to benefit Newport in Bloom, locally-grown herbs, annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, hanging baskets, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 9 a.m.-noon, 401-841- 0363, newportinbloom.org.

Volvo Ocean Race The Exploration Zone opens at Race Village, Fort Adams, with 22 interactive exhibits on marine life, sailing, ocean conservation, wind, water and weather experiences, and marine technology, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., concert 6 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

What's Out There Weekend The Cultural Landscape Foundation and The Preservation Society of Newport County host more than two dozen tours of remarkable and diverse landscapes of Newport County, free, advance registration required for all tours, tclf.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Preschool Planting Party Youngsters plant egg carton seedlings to celebrate spring, Redwood Library, Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10 a.m., free, supplies provided, register at 401- 847-0292 x105.

Calligraphy One-time Chinese calligraphy class with Qingyu Yang, URI instructor of Chinese, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-noon, free but space limited, register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Photography One-on-One Newport Photographers' Guild members available to answer questions, demonstrate equipment and software, and share images, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., drop in.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Soil Analysis URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 1-800-448-1011.

Tween Iron Chef Youths 8-12 design fun food dishes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., free, registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Sheep Shearing Celebrate spring at family-friendly Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 12-4 p.m., $10 per car, visit with baby lambs while the farm flock is shorn by local shearers, spinning and weaving demonstrations, hike around the farm, rain or shine, 401-423-0005.

Newport Craft Beer Festival Great Friends Meeting House lawn, Farewell and Marlborough streets, session 1 runs 12-3 p.m. and session 2 runs 4-7 p.m., 21+ only, $45, newportcraftbeerfestival.com.

Mother’s Day Movie and Card Craft Free screening of the Disney/Pixar movie “Brave,” with refreshments and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Book Signing Author Bettie Pardee at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-835-7682.

Volvo Reggae Rally Reggae Rally with live performances by John Brown’s Body, Mighty Mystic and The Ravers, inside Fort Adams, gates open at 6 p.m., all ages, $25 advance, $35 same day, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Murder Mystery “Scent of a Killer,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Heifetz on Tour Concert Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $25, $15 students, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Artillery Company Fundraiser Volunteers of historic unit appear at numerous community events, benefit to raise operating funds, 23 Clarke St., 6 p.m., $50, 401-846- 8488.

Sunday

May 10

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Cyclofemme Mother's Day Ride Join Bike Newport, Women Bike RI and SpokesWomen Cycling on Mother's Day for a scenic Aquidneck Island bike ride and picnic, depart from 437 Broadway, 8:30 a.m., 13- and 33-mile routes, bikenewportri.org.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

What's Out There Weekend See May 9.

Volvo Race Village Exploration Zone and village open 10 a.m-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

NBS Behind the Scenes: Rabbit Edition Behind the scenes look at the animal care program at Norman Bird Sanctuary, meet and learn about rabbits and their care, ages 4+, hands-on fun, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Piano Concert Manabu Takasawa, professor of music at URI, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Bolcom and Rendano, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., free.

Mother's Day Sip Pyramid Club hosts Vintage Soul, 32-34 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4 -8 p.m., $10, light hors d’oeuvres.

Monday

May 11

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 10 a.m-5 p.m., Exploration Zone and village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Needles Galore Nancy Mowbray offers knitting instruction and assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7280.

Imagine, Perform and Create Multimodal storytelling for beginner readers ages 4-8, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a foam glider at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Stretch & Relax Yoga Free yoga class for all levels, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-1228.

Tuesday

May 12

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of

colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 10 a.m-5 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Tuesday Book Group Discuss “The Flamethrowers,” by Rachel Kushner, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal gathering of Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

ALN Annual Meeting Alliance for a Livable Newport meeting featuring Colin Kane of Peregrine Group and Peregrine Property Management LLC, Salvation Café, 6-8 p.m., 401-207- 1709, register at eventbrite.com.

ACA Annual Meeting Arts & Cultural Alliance meeting, Newport Art Museum, 6-8 p.m., free, public invited.

Wednesday

May 13

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 10 a.m-5 p.m., Exploration Zone and village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Kids' Guitar Sing-a-Long Families with children ages 0-5 welcome to sing, dance, and have fun, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Computer Workshop Basic skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free but registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

Reading and Art at Redwood Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writers Workshop Storytelling, ages 8+, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Eileen Rockefeller discusses her new book, "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

Christopher Townsend Open House Newport Restoration Foundation hosts informal tours of Christopher Townsend House and neighborhood, 74 Bridge St., 5-7 p.m., light refreshments, free donations welcome.

Volvo / NewportFILM Outdoors Premiere screening of “Search for Freedom” documentary at Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, Fort Adams, 7:15 p.m., performance by Island Moving Co., 8:15 p.m. (sunset) film screening, bring chairs or blankets, $5, rain venue at Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., newportfilm.com.

Thursday

May 14

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-7 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, exhibition regattas and in-port racing, concert 6 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents William M. Miller on “Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator: First Shipboard Landing and Takeoff,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Slavery Lecture Sean Moore, Ph.D. will present “Slavery, the Transatlantic Book Trade, and the Origins of American Philanthropy,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 401-847-1000 x 137 or newportmansions.org.

3-D Printing Assistance available to help with 3-D printing projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum and opening of two exhibitions involving MUSE Program high school students 5-7 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Tie Dying for Teens Teens get creative with fabric and dye, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., all supplies and snacks provided, drop in, 401-847- 8720 x206.

Sip & Sculpt 5-8 p.m. See May 7.

Anthony Quinn Film Series Screenings continue at the Jamestown Philomenian Library with “Zorba the Greek” (1964), 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., all welcome, 401-423- 7280.

Film Noir Series “The Many Moods of Film Noir: Four Weeks of Darkness, Desire and Desperation,” Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $10 for series, 401-846-0643.

Friday

May 15

Bike to Work Day Bike Newport hosts Bike to Work Day with programs and activities,

Washington Square, 7-9 a.m. breakfast, 5 p.m. group ride to Volvo Ocean Race, register at bikenewportri.org.

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-8 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, exhibition regattas and in-port racing, dock party with Tim Taylor Band 4-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Salve Juried Senior Show The work of art department graduates featured, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5-7 p.m., 401-341-2981, gallery@salve.edu.

‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ Rogers Theatre Company presents its spring production “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., $10, $5 student, tickets at the door.

Jamestown Scottish Dance Try royal Scottish country dancing, Conanicut Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., wear soft-soled shoes, all ages, $5, $10 family, 401- 423-1574.

‘Proudly We Sing’ Concert Newport Navy Choristers present concert to benefit Edward King House Senior Center, St. Lucy’s Church, 7:30 p.m., $10, $5 seniors/ children, $20 family, 401-847-9414 or newportnavychoristers.org.

Saturday

May 16

Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Gaudet Middle School, Turner Rd., Middletown, relayforlife.org.

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-8 p.m., family activities, boat parade 12:20 p.m., race 2 p.m., 4-7 p.m. dock party with Comanchero, race village closes 8 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Green Animals Plant Sale Annual plant sale kicks off the summer season at Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Story Fun Drop-in story time for 2-4 year olds and caregivers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Bilingual Story Time Children ages 3-12 and their families invited to listen to stories in English and Spanish, songs and poems, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Tour of the Month "British in Newport" walking tour explores the sites and stories of the soldiers and citizens affected during the British occupation of Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Spring Fling Newport County YMCA hosts free outside activities, 12-2 p.m., bounce house, rock wall, balloon maker, games, music and more, 401-847-9200.

Spring Garden Kickoff Families plant corn and beans in the Three Sisters garden bed at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12-2 p.m., followed by Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council program, free, bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Kids’ Matinee Free screening of “Paddington,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401-847- 8720 x204.

Anthony Quinn Film Series “Warlock” (1959) screens at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3 p.m., free, 401-423-7280.

Murder Mystery “A Dark and Stormy Night,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Arts Benefit Garage pARTy fundraiser for Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., live music, dancing, raffles, $20, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ 7 p.m. See May 15.

Island Moving Co. at Casino Join Island Moving Co. for “On the Verge: An Evening at the Casino Theatre,” 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., islandmovingco.org.

Sunday

May 17

Birds & Breakfast Enjoy breakfast buffet, bird walks, live music, kids activities, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, seatings at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., bird walks 7:30-11 a.m., $25 advance, $30 at door, $10 kids 3-12, under 3 free, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Salve Regina Graduation Class 2015 commencement ceremonies, tent behind O’Hare Academic Center on McAuley Hall lawn, 10 a.m., 401-341-2162, commencement@salve.edu.

Volvo Ocean Race Last day of race activities, America's Cup 12 meter yacht parade 10 a.m., Leg Restart Dock-Out Show runs 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., official leg restart at 2 p.m., cheer on the fleet as they wind their way toward Lisbon on a course starting off Fort Adams.

Lotteries Lecture Middletown Historical Society presents Russ DeSimone on “Rhode Island Lotteries - Three Centuries of History,” Paradise School, Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., $5 donation, middletownhistory.org.

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